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Opinion Writing Anchor Chart - Letter Writing

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Grades: 2 - 5

Demonstrate writing a persuasive letter with an opinion writing anchor chart.

Teach Persuasive Techniques to Young Writers

Teaching new writers how to gather evidence and plan for opinion or persuasive writing can be challenging. Moving them over from a list of reasons into a well-developed and organized letter is just as big of a task.  We’ve put together an amazing writing tool that is perfect for your young writers to use as an opinion writing anchor chart.

Students can use our anchor charts to review tangible examples of how to make their writing focused, organized, and persuasive in nature. This persuasive writing anchor chart printable highlights the different parts of an opinion letter and gives students a visual reference when planning and writing letters.

Our opinion-writing examples highlight the following required opinion-writing components

  1. Heading – Your name and address.

  2. Date – The date you wrote your letter on.

  3. Greeting – Your hello.

  4. Opinion – Clearly state why you are writing.

  5. Reasons – Back up your opinion with reasons and facts.

  6. Solution – Offer a solution.

  7. Closing – Use a strong statement to end your letter.

  8. Signature – Sign your name.

A Variety of Grade Level Uses

  • Opinion Writing – 2nd Grade –

This resource makes an excellent introductory model for second-grade students to use to identify the different parts of an opinion essay. You can project the anchor chart on your board and teach from there, or print half-size copies and have students annotate and paste them into their writing notebooks to reference daily.

  • Opinion Writing – 3rd Grade

Use this opinion writing anchor chart as an early-in-the-year review of the components of opinion writing. Have students begin with an opinion letter, as shown in the opinion writing example, then transition into opinion essay writing.


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